Videos and photos: Blue River drone flight, December 2019

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This page features drone-captured imagery of the Blue River, north of Silverthorne, Colorado. A tributary of the Colorado River, the Blue River runs for 65 miles and offers Gold Medal waters for fly fishing downstream of Dillon Reservoir, where water from the Colorado River Basin is stored before being sent through the Continental Divide to supply Denver. The Blue meets the Colorado near Kremmling (see this page for images/footage of the Blue/Colorado confluence).

DateDecember 22, 2019
LocationBlue River, north of Silverthorne, Colorado (map)
PhotographerMitch Tobin, FAA Remote Pilot Certificate #4002345
OrganizationThe Water Desk at the University of Colorado Boulder
RightsFree to reuse under Creative Commons license, with credit to “Mitch Tobin/WaterDesk.org”

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